N.D.Ill.: PC is not “more likely than not”

Probable cause is not “more likely than not.” It was present here. “[A]s the Seventh Circuit has explained, ‘[p]robable cause * * * does not require evidence sufficient to support a conviction, nor even evidence demonstrating that it is more likely than not that the suspect committed a crime. So long as the totality of the circumstances, viewed in a common sense manner, reveals a probability or substantial chance of criminal activity on the suspect’s part, probable cause exists.’ United States v. Angle, 234 F.3d 326, 335 (7th Cir. 2000) (quoting United States v. Sawyer, 224 F.3d 675, 679 (7th Cir. 2000)) (internal quotation marks omitted). Furthermore, ‘issuing judges may draw reasonable inferences about where evidence is likely to be found based on the nature of the evidence and the offense.’ Carroll, 750 F.3d at 703-04. Looking at the totality of the circumstances, the Court concludes that substantial evidence supported Judge Kim’s finding of probable cause. The Court therefore denies Defendant’s motion to suppress for lack of probable cause.” In addition, there was good faith. United States v. Mixon, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80480 (N.D. Ill. May 14, 2019).

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